Gartner Research

Survey Analysis: Women in Supply Chain Survey, 2016

Published: 29 April 2016

ID: G00307824

Analyst(s): Dana Stiffler , Lisa Callinan , Amber Salley


Gartner's first Women in Supply Chain Survey, conducted with AWESOME, an executive women's leadership group, compares the representation of women in supply chain leadership roles. It also identifies practices that are increasing the engagement with and success of women in supply chain organizations.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • The Percentage of Women in Leadership Positions Decreases as the Corporate Ladder Rises
    • Participation Varies by Engagement of Business Leaders
    • Participation Varies by Industry
    • Participation Varies by Company Size
  • Fewer Than Half of Respondents Report That Their Companies Have Goals to Increase the Number of Female Leaders in Supply Chain Roles
    • Action Item
  • Supply-Chain-Specific Initiatives Are Nascent, With Many Supply Chain Organizations Relying on Corporate Initiatives to Improve Representation of Women
    • Action Item
  • Methodology

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